U.S. auto sales recovery continues as Toyota posts lowest decline this year

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U.S. new vehicle sales in July continued to show indications of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, as Toyota Motor on Monday published its lowest sales reduction since the coronavirus crisis damaged the sector in mid-March. The Japanese automaker informed that its sales in July fell 19% versus the same month in 2019, to 169,484 units. […]

Toyota sees more recovery in global auto production in August

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Japanese automaker Toyota Motor will make 2% fewer vehicles worldwide in August than originally planned, the Japanese automaker stated on Tuesday, as output recovers gradually from a sharp decline because of the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker said it intended to make 15,000 fewer vehicles than its original plan. August’s reduction is smaller than the cut […]

Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up to restart Mexico plants

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Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda stated they are gradually resuming plants in Mexico as the country’s automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, even though numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to increase. Mexican officials in mid-May stated the automotive industry could exit the coronavirus lockdown before June 1 if the […]

Volkswagen, Toyota delay U.S. production restart, citing supplier concerns

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Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor stated on Wednesday they will delay resuming U.S. production amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns regarding the automotive supply network. VW stated it is indefinitely postponing the resumption of production at its Tennessee assembly plant that had been set to resume on May 3. Toyota stated it will postpone the […]

Toyota-backed Pony.ai to provide autonomous delivery service in California


Toyota-backed autonomous driving company Pony.ai stated Friday it would provide an autonomous delivery service to residents of Irvine, California, as demand for online orders has increased due to the lockdown led by COVID-19 coronavirus. About 90% of U.S. shoppers are under stay-at-home orders, and an increase in demand for package and grocery delivery has left […]

Toyota extends North American plant shutdown and stop paying temporary workers

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Toyota Motor stated Wednesday it prepares to resume its North American auto plants on May 4, extending its existing shutdown by two additional weeks. The automaker mentioned the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and fall in vehicle demand to extend the halt of production at all of its automobile and components plants located in Canada, Mexico […]